- Children’s event
Children's Weekend 2018: Little Market
- Fashion and textile design
- Sep 15, Sat 10:00-16:00
- Sep 16, Sun 10:00-16:00
- Kattilahalli, Suvilahti. Sörnäisten rantatie 22, Helsinki
- Event type
- Free Admission
- Accessibility for all
Little Market is part of Helsinki Design Weeks’ Children’s Weekend and is organized for the fifth time. The event gathers together interesting Finnish and international design brands to sell their new collections of children’s clothing designs and small interior items. This year the Little Market features a lot of old favourites and new brands.
You will find the following brands at the Little Market:
Arksie is a new, wild clothing brand from Helsinki. We are known for our animal themed jumpsuits and hoodies made from soft, luxurious organic cotton. We don’t believe in fast fashion – our clothes are designed to be used for a long time as they are both durable and timeless.
The Ateneum is the best known art museum in Finland and the home of Finnish art. A new friend to all children, Skissi the cat, takes kids on an adventure around the museum teaching them about Finnish art history. From the Little Market you may purchase Skissi guided tours and lovely Skissi products. Every purchase from the museum shop supports the Ateneum art museum.
Founded in 2016, Ateljee is a San Francisco based children’s wear company.
Ateljee fosters a culture of creativity and sustainability, with a commitment to making things out of high quality materials.
The company creates children’s unisex apparel for today’s active children from newborns to 8-year-olds
The idea behind Ateljee is simple: to merge Californian spirit with Scandinavian values and design. To create new kind of joyful, everyday luxury. To express joy of life not bound by traditional stereotypes of gender or attitude. To create clothes that express their individual and imaginative bearers. And to grow with the kids to a clothing line for the whole family.
The collection contains a series of simple shapes – t-shirts, dresses, sweatpants, knittwear, leggings, hoodies, even outerwear. Many items are made from GOTS-certied organic cotton jersey fabric. Ateljee works with the most comfortable and highest quality fabrics and combine them with the sharpest printing technologies, thriving for sustainability and transparency. All print fabrics are
currently designed in house and printed in Europe for the best digital printing quality on organic materials and sewn locally in to clothing in California. The collection has been completed with a few luxorious Alpaca items knitted in Peru.
Ateljee strives to create clothes that last time and wear, clothes with great design value and a focus on longer life-cycles.
In addition to their clothing sales, Ateljee is organizing a workshop where you can make your own animal mask.
Costo is an accessories company, whose products are made to last – in Costo ecology, style and quality go hand-in-hand. The quality is based in proper skills in handicrafts as well as on sustainable material choices – the fabrics are selected leftovers from European furniture and fashion companies. Design has innovative twists such as the interchangeable pom-poms on the hats.
Dadamora is a family-run business from Estonia, known for their high quality clothes for kids. The company was founded in 2013, when the founders’ son was born. They wanted to have clothes for children that are comfortable, simple and beautiful, so they started making them.
We use organic cotton and ecotex fabrics only, and each piece of clothing is printed by hand. Our products are timeless and enduring.
Made with love and care in Estonia.
Hippa introduces onto the market new children’s indoor footwear and backpacks made of vegan and recyclable cork fabric. The Hippa brand was born in January 2018. Animal-themed footwear and backpacks are designed and handcrafted by Lea Vaskonen in Joensuu, Finland. Hippa is a part of a local co-operative Osuuskunta Kytö.
Hulmu creates classical beauty from sumptuous linen. The clothes are manufactured in Finland from a Lithuanian Fabric. Linen is an ecological and long-term option. It is also hygienic and pleasant to wear. We save nature and work fairly!
JÄNNÄ is a pet project of apparel designer Linda Jännäri. It is a collection of comfy and silly, yet cunningly stylish garments for kids. Jännä was born gradually from the need to create the kind of kidswear I would have liked to have existed before my own kids stopped accepting any of my choises for them to wear. All JÄNNÄ-garments, including the manufacture of the knit materials, are made in Finland.
We want to offer our customers fresh and trendy products that are unique and ecological. All this is made with a special twist making it FUN. We are a jolly online shop selling fabrics, children’s and women’s clothing and accessories.
Kauneve designs clothes that inspire kids’ imagination and in which it is comfortable and safe to explore the world through the whole year. This time in the Little Market, Kauneve offers not only ecological and ethical products but also photography of children in cooperation with Housemouse Lifestyle.
KiddoW is a Finnish kids clothing brand estimated in 2015.
KiddoW’s clothes are trendy and simple with the cool details. KiddoW’s colour pallet is neutral so it is easy to mix and match with everything.
Knitwork’s kids beanie is a great choice for your little one . The cute and soft beanie is knitted in the softest merinowool and is an easy choice for chilly autumn days.
The beanie is a perfect little gift for the newborn.
The Knitworks knitwear brand stands for local and sustainable production, comfy and stylish solutions to wear and the finest of natural fibers.
MaiMai is Latvian knitwear brand that makes beautiful and quality knitwear made of natural and high-quality materials for all seasons. The creator of MaiMai Maija Balode regards it as a blessing when your work brings joy to yourself and others. In her eight years of creating knitwear, Maija has established an understanding of women’s needs and values for garments. She has high standards for choosing materials and quality, educating clients on value and sustainability.
The children’s collection became a necessary continuity to these created values and give the softest feel and comfort for kids (1–8 years). The fall/winter collection includes garments made from merino and lamb’s wool such as knitted trousers, leggings, sweaters, cardigans and accessories.
Carefully selected collection of lovely and consciously made clothes and toys for kids. Mini at Tikau shop is specialized in responsibly manufactured products, small brands and organic natural materials. Warm and cozy alpaca and cashmere knitwear and accessories are the guiding stars of Mini at Tikau’s autumn collection.
OMIN is a Finnish kids’ clothing brand based in Tampere. OMIN’s design is characterized by a minimalist-inspired style, maximum comfort, versatility and long life cycles. All products are designed and made in Finland, using high-quality and sustainable materials.
PaaPii is a Finnish textile company, born out of the joy of creating and recognizable by its fun and imaginative designs. An ethical and ecological production is at the heart of PaaPii. The organic cotton clothes, for women and children, are made in PaaPii’s own sewing factory in Finland.
Story of Roo is a world of a story and art, where the borders of imagination run far at the planet of Kuinkuu. Our organic cotton garments are factured in Estonia from fabrics printed at Poland. All of our prints are designed by Ulla-Maj Saarinen and they are a part of the illustrations of the story.
Sokru, i.e. Outi Virtanen, illustrates children’s books and designs prints, wallpaper and
fabrics for several companies. Inspired by Scandinavian nature, many of Sokru’s illustrations depict plants and animals, but they also include imagery derived from pure fantasy.
Established in 2017, Taival is a new kidswear brand creating high quality clothes with dynamic prints and interesting details. One of Taival’s top design guidelines in addition to quality is to make the clothes to feel good to the kids themselves. Visual, unique prints combined with pure lines make up Taival’s style.
Tiny Tinges is a new Finnish design brand inspired by magical childhood, absorbing imagination and captivating play. Sustainability, authenticity and little good things are at the heart of this brand. The first collection of TINY TINGES will be presented in September at the Little Market.
We here at VIMMA design beautiful, durable and most of all fun clothing that delights both children and adults. The prints are designed by, among other talented designers, Maija Louekari, Linda Linko and Minna Havas.
VIMMA products are high quality and durable. They are produced nearby in Estonia. All our clothes have the GOTS and Ökö Tex certificates.
The basis of VIMMA’s company ethics is in people and the needs of people, which we strive to fulfil. Children are particularly close to our hearts.
Responsibility is at the core of our operations. We aren’t here to just make more stuff. The message we are building is more important than anything. We create beauty with a glint in the eye, through play and bringing joy to all.
Wildkind Kids is a unisex childrenswear brand founded by a Finnish sister duo in London. The autumn collection carries the name “Hippie ever after” and has been inspired by the 70’s skateboarders and vintage workwear. The collections are easy to mix with hoodies and t-shirts, oversized denim jackets and carefree dungarees.
YO ZEN is a Finnish lifestyle brand known for its graphic design. YO ZEN combines urban culture with the tranquil simplicity of zen, creating pieces to be worn with an attitude. YO ZEN Kids, created alongside origami jewelry, was born out of the desire to create high-quality, play-resistant clothes that also appeal to parents’ eyes.
Little Market is a part of the Children’s Design Weekend by Helsinki Design Week. Read more about the weekend here.
NB! For safety reasons and to avoid blocking the walking lanes, buggies and prams cannot be brought inside the Kattilahalli building.
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